Your Labour MP working for you across Leicester South


Contacts and social media

You can contact me at the Leicester office, either by e-mail, completing the form on the contact page, or by telephone.


The Highfields Foodbank

Following meetings with concerned members of the local community Jon and his constituency team established a foodbank working out of the Highfields Community Centre. Staffed by volunteers it hands out food parcels to around 12 families every week. To donate or volunteer contact Jon’s office on 0116 251 1927 or email Jon at

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Jon helps out at Toys on the Table and wraps some gifts in preparation for Christmas

Friday December 14 2018

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Jon opens the Saffron Christmas Celebration event which is organised by residents with help from local Councillors Elly Cutkelvin and Bill Shelton

Friday December 7 2018

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Jon visits Leicester Royal Infirmary in support of the ‘Making Christmas Special’ campaign

Friday November 30 2018

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Jon Ashworth lead a Patch Walk to investigate anti-social behaviour in the Evington Road area

Friday November 30 2018

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Jon Ashworth, along with Councillor Gugnani, accepts the generous donation to the Highfields Food Bank from Guru Amar Das Gurdwara

Friday November 23 2018

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Jon joined MPs of all Parties calling to end the wait for access to Orkambi for people with cystic fibrosis in the UK

Monday November 19 2018

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Jon was one of three judges who also awarded prizes at the second Great Highfields Bake Off

Saturday November 17 2018

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Jon Ashworth supports National HIV testing Week that starts on 17 November

Friday November 16 2018

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Jon has written to GP practices in his Constituency urging them to do more to promote adult awareness of meningitis

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Monday November 12 2018


Jon and local Councillors Bill Shelton and Elly Cutkelvin out and about in Saffron Lane Estate today

Friday November 9 2018

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Jon Ashworth presses the Minister again to make a decision on Sharia-Compliant Tuition Fee Loans

Friday November 9 2018


Jon Ashworth runs The Daily Mile with Year 4 Pupils at St John the Baptist Primary School

Friday November 9 2018


Jon and local Councillors have been out and about in Eyres Monsell today listening to concerns and doing what they can to help

Friday November 2 2018


Jon has pledged his support to Pancreatic Cancer UK’s campaign demanding faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer which is the quickest killing cancer

Thursday November 1 2018


Jon Ashworth enjoying Langar with Councillor Gugnani at Guru Amardas Gurdwara after launching a food drive in celebration of the birthday of the Sikh’s first Guru

Friday October 19 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, speaks at the first conference of the National Association for Hospital Education

Friday October 12 2018


Jon, along with Islamic Relief, launch the national day of action to fundraise for the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake

Friday October 12 2018


Jon met with Year 10 from Crown Hills Community College and took part in a Question and Answer session

Friday October 12 2018


Jon officially re-opens the office of St Peters Tenants and Residents Association with Councillor Aqbany and Shauket Seedat, Chair of St Peters TARA

Friday October 12 2018

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Jon had his flu jab at Yakub Chemist as part of the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service. Remember to get yours

Wednesday October 3 2018

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Jon is backing Cancer Research UK’s appeal for more NHS staff to deliver the life-saving cancer tests and treatments people need

Tuesday October 2 2018


Jon visited Willow Bank Day School, part of The Children's Hospital School, to take part in their Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday September 28 2018

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Jon has revealed that Leicester South has the most stem cell donors on the register of any constituency in the whole of the UK

Wednesday September 12 2018


Jon met with representatives of Leicester Mammas, a breastfeeding peer support Project for families in Highfields and Evington, to discuss infant feeding

Friday September 14 2018

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Jon Ashworth called into West Knighton Coffee Morning to meet local people and take up any issues they had

Thursday September 6 2018


Jon Ashworth encourages students to attend the Medicine Calling Conference on 8th September.
Medicine Calling aims to tackle the recruitment crisis in psychiatry. If you want to, please register at

Wednesday August 22 2018


Jon Ashworth criticises the limited time people have to reclaim Universal Credit under the full online service and reminds his constituents to watch out for the Jobcentre letters

Thursday August 14 2018


Jon Ashworth was out and about in Eyres Monsell today meeting residents and met up with the local Councillors

Friday 3 August 2018

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Jon Ashworth has asked the City Council to bring forward road safety measures to avoid any further traffic accidents in Saffron Lane

Thursday 2 August 2018


After lobbying the University Hospitals of Leicester, Jon Ashworth is pleased that the Trust has confirmed it has no plans to outsource its services

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, visits Wesley Hall Elders Lunch Club and meets old friends and makes new ones

Friday 27 July 2018


Jon met with frontline NHS staff as part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Rehab Matters Campaign

Friday 27 July 2018

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Jonathan Ashworth demands clarification on the compensation scheme for Windrush Children

“I am appalled that the Government is only now starting to consult on compensation.”

Monday 23 July 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, backs Islamic Relief UK’s Honour Her campaign to end violence against women and girls worldwide

Wednesday July 18 2018

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Jon Ashworth attends Breast Cancer Now research fair to meet the scientists behind the cutting-edge research into breast cancer

Wednesday 04 July 2018

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Jon Ashworth writes to Work and Pensions Secretary to demand changes are made to Universal Credit for people who are paid monthly

Wednesday July 4 2018

Jon Ashworth met inspirational young people from the Hakaya Band which is part of the Ghirass Cultural Centre in Bethlehem

Friday June 29 2018

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Jon Ashworth writes to the Minister for Disabled People to demand an assessment centre in Leicester for Personal Independence Payments

Friday June 29 2018


Jon Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary, attends #SolveSleepIns Alliance Day of Action to ask the Government to solve the sleep-in crisis

Wednesday June 27 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, starts the Leicester Victoria parkrun celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS

Saturday June 9 2018


Jon Ashworth receives his Cake4Syria supporting Islamic Relief’s campaign to save lives in Syria

Wednesday June 6 2018


Jon, Labour MP for Leicester South, at the official launch of the ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme as part of the Leicester Royal Infirmary’s discharge procedures

Friday May 25 2018


Jon officially opens No. 5 – a new day centre offering help and support to people with alcohol and drug misuse problems

Friday May 18 2018


Jon drops by The Bridge’s Coffee Milkfloat on Victoria Park. Profits from the Coffee Milkfloat go to fund The Bridge’s work with homeless people

Friday May 18 2018


Jon reading to a Year 1 class at Rolleston Primary before donating books from Booktrust to the school

Friday May 11 2018


Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world

Monday April 30 2018

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Jon completes London Marathon and raises over £8,000 for Children of Alcoholic’s Charity

Monday April 23 2018

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Jon Ashworth MP raises the plight of his constituent caught up in the Windrush Scandal

Monday April 23 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, visits Mayflower Primary as part of the ‘Zero Hunger’ Project and has a Q&A with Year 6

Friday April 20 2018

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Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, took part in a Dementia Friends information session organised by Alzheimer’s Society

Friday April 20 2018